Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Swans Of Salt Spring Island

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SWANS OF SALT SPRING ISLAND (S3x40) 3C set Gail Sibley Vancouver Ruby Collection

1- 8 1s dance Figs of 8 on own sides dancing between 2s to start ending with 1L+2M changing places passing RSh
9-12 1M+2L and 1L+3L change places RH (diag down), 1M+3L and 1L+3M cross RH
13-16 1M+2M and 1L+3L change places LH (diag up), 1M+2M pass LSh curving round to partner (who step in) and end 2s facing down and 1s up in middle
17-20 2s+1s set advancing and pass LSh to change places while 3s ½ turn 2H to face up, 2s+3s set advancing to change places while 1s ½ turn 2H to face down
21-24 1s+3s set advancing to change places while 2s ½ turn 2H to face up, 1s+2s set advancing to change places while 3s ½ turn 2H to face down
25-28 3s+2s set advancing to change places while 1s ½ turn 2H to face up, 3s+1s set advancing to change places while 2s ½ turn 2H
29-32 2s continue turn and twirl to 1st place own side while 1s turn 2H once round to 2nd place while 3s ½ turn 2H and twirl out to 3rd place
33-40 1s+3s dance the Knot. 231

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Dance Information

Salt Spring Island (also known as Saltspring Island) is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between mainland British Columbia, Canada and Vancouver Island. It is the largest, most populous, and the most frequently visited of the Gulf Islands and as can be seen below, it does have resident swans.

Salt Spring Island Swans



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